Lee DeWyze – Beautiful Day, Everybody Hurts, The Boxer – Video MP3 American Idol Finale
Lee DeWyze sings Beautiful Day, Everybody Hurts and The Boxer on the American Idol Finale
NOTE: I WILL UPDATE THIS POST AS IT UNFOLDS ON TV
Rickey: Go Dark Horse!
Randy Jackson: It was not energetic
Ellen DeGeneres: I couldn’t be prouder if I birthed you myself
Kara DioGuardi: You gotta punch harder
Simon Cowell: That was a kiss on the cheek, when I want a kiss on the lips
Rickey: Go Dark Horse! Save Lee DeWyze!
Randy Jackson: That was a lot better
Ellen DeGeneres: You really really got into it, then you pulled back again
Kara DioGuardi: It wasn’t a perfect vocal
Simon Cowell: Brilliant song choice for you. You’re nervous.
Rickey: Go Dark Horse! Woohoo! Save Lee DeWyze! 1-866-IDOLS-01
Randy Jackson: Always love seeing you walk around
Ellen DeGeneres: You did a great job
Kara DioGuardi: You were swallowed up by that song, you deserve to be here
Simon Cowell: I genuinely wish the best for you
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Lee is way the best, but in he final, he wasnt so good.... I still perfering him and crystal is horrible, her name is Cristal Druggy-faced boring sucks......... Damn her!
Even Bono himself couldn't sing that song well enough to beat out the kind of vocal that bowersox was given to sing as last song. I thought only Madonna's Ray Of Light would have been an equal choice for her to sing if they were gonna all of a sudden expect lee to handle those high ass notes of beautiful day! And you could read it all over poor Lee's face that he was railroaded and couldn't do a thing about it.
I am pretty sure Lee was overwhelmed! I definitely voted for Lee. No matter what I love his voice and if he makes an album I will definitely buy it.
If the final performances are anything to go by and an indication of how their careers will take off or not after AI , American Idol is going to lose BIG [or is that choke BIG]if Lee wins this!
Lee is always nervous on stage..He doesn't have the confidence like Crystal and his voice is just normal..Nothing outstanding..If he wins, he is just a repeat of David Cook..David Cook is more original..Lee is a bit copy catish..
CRYSTAL BOWERSOX WILL BE THE NEW AMERICAN IDOL FOR SURE.. :-)
Lee just fizzled out tonight. Its like he wasnt into it. This was the worst and most disappointing finale ever. I dont care for Crystal at all, and there is no market for her kind of singing. She screetched half the way through.
Lee is a good singer and he proved it with Treat Her Like a Lady, but I dont think he will ever have the success Daughtry does UNLESS they give him a great songwriters and its the perfect song for him.
Im so let down by both of them.
Wow, it is just a coincidence that Lee sang Beautiful Day or idol has its rights with this song. It has been performed in World Idol and Asian Idol and both singers have just won with this song. Anyway no matter what happens I'm proud of Lee and an idol he has become! Good luck on your career Lee and bring home the bacon!
WOW, RICKEY IS STILL ROOTING FOR LEE? Come on, Rickey, you should not be blinded by Lee's cuteness, if that's what makes you love him blindly. I expected more from you. My respect for you just depleted.
It's official Lee is the American Idol. The voting is finished and he is the one predicted to be safe in Dial Idol by a long shot.
All this bickering is making me sick. I'm ending it. Congrats Lee! Good luck.
this is coming from a Crystal fan.
I like that he tried to change up The Boxer compared to his original performance. That's really the way to do a repeat song. With that said I don't think it was a vast improvement over the first time.
That was UNREAL. Idol came to a new low tonight by completely rigging this. I mean REALLY what were those song choices. If you want Crystal to win, why even have a competition???? LEE ALL THE WAY! Even though they screwed him over tonight, and threw lobs to her all night. LEE WILL WIN.
I thought Lee should not have chose "The Boxer" as his first song (should have chose the Sinatra song or Treat Her Like a Lady, and he got screwed when he was given "Everybody Hurts" as his second song. Not a good song for this type of competition. Not powerful enough and too slow. I thought he did a great job, though, on Beautiful Day. The audience seemed to love it and, to me, he gave a powerful performance . WE LOVE YOU LEE!!
TO ALL YOU FELLOW LEE FANS, VOTE, VOTE VOTE!!! HE NEEDS US TONIGHT!!!
Agree with an ealier post that Lee should not have chosen The Boxer for his first song. It's too boring! He should have chosen "Treat Her Like a Lady" or "That's Life" bySinatra. Those were two of his best performances.
As far as his songs tonight, I felt like they gave Lee a weak song to sing in "Everybody Hurts." Not a powerful song for a contest like this. I really thought he did a great job, though, on Beautiful Day. The audience seemed to love it.
Please vote for Lee. He is just more versatile than Crystal. She always sounds the same to me. I just checked Dial Idol.com Measuring the Busy Signal and Lee was leading by quite a big margin. That is usually pretty close the the final results. EVERYONE KEEP VOTING FOR LEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It will be a beautiful day when I no longer have to listen to Lee butchering songs with his tuneless, shouty voice. America, you have got to be kidding me with this guy.
Crystal brought her A game tonight. And Lee brought an A minus. There was just no comparison tonight. Sorry. Crystal FTW.
Been voting with 2 phones from the start for Lee - lines busy at first, but now getting through every time.
It's like watching David Cook vs Archie once again.
I just hope this time the history will not repeat.
Lee is not bad, but he is definitely not up to Crystal standard.
crystal did better on up to the mountain, but i would rather hear beautiful day on the radio, but i dont know who will win, lee has been my favorite through the show, but i will be happy either way
COME ON WEST COAST LEE FANS: VOTE, VOTE, VOTE: I want to CHALLENGE EVERYONE to MEET OR BEAT my 700 votes for LEE DEWYZE. He may not have had the best night but OVERALL, he was the best PERFORMER and deserves to be the IDOL!!!!!!!!!
I wish he could have chosen all 3 songs himself. Everybody Hurts and Beautiful Day did not allow his voice to show emotion and rise the way we've come to love him. Those are not the type of songs Lee would have chosen. Just listen to his original songs. Simple Man, The Boxer, Falling Slowly are his type of music. PLEASE SAVE LEE! Vote for Lee!!!!!!
Wow Lee choked tonight...big time! Shouldn't have chosen that song...he should have gone with the Sinatra song. Crystal won every round tonight...and it wasn't even close. The sad thing is, she wasn't even trying that hard either because she knew she was going to win.
I think I'm gonna have to vote my butt off. I love Lee and want him to win but not sure he did enough for those people who like both Lee and Crystal. Not his fault, song choices stunk. Vote....vote....vote for Lee. Can you just see his face if he won???? He'd probably pass out...lol
So frustrated right now! I really feel like, unfortunately, Kara was right! He did get swallowed up by the music all night - I could barely hear his voice on any songs. I'm not usually prone to conspiracy theories, but he didn't even sound like the Lee we fell in love with and I have to wonder why they did that!
On top of that, it felt so RUSHED tonight! I could barely enjoy it.... :(
Wow. I hope your kidding. Lee <i>ROCKED</i> tonight, last week (especially), and all the weeks before. Crystal's good, but Lee will win by a few thousand or million votes.
What do you mean? That David Cook did not deserve to win? Cook could out-sing Lee any day of the week, including Sunday!
i dont think lee needs to be "saved." he was going to originally win by a landslide--this just means he will win by a smaller margin. anyone with an ounce of judgment could see this. that being said, i will be voting a little bit for lee, because i want him to win. crystal undoubtedly did a lot better tonight though.
Please. Crystal had two off weeks, but was on the spot the best thing on AI's stage this year every other week and you are calling him the overall best performer? Just. Please.
Original song? Really? A huge hit for U2. So, yeah, Bono and U2 made it sound awesome. Too much for Lee though.
i sooo agree with you Cat, it was crystal's night but m afraid that lee might bag the title. m rooting for lee for the past weeks but it was changed after tonight's performance. if in case Lee win this season, i just hope that he will not be tagged as the "worst idol"
I have supported both of these competitors throughout, but Crystal outperformed Lee, and I don't think anyone can deny that. Personally, I think Lee has so many supporters that Crystal could be in trouble. Most people expect Lee to win, especially after the past few weeks! I don't think Crystal has it in the bag at all
I second the question. Clearly, Crystal deserves to win. But Lee will win. This time, Rickey will win, too. First time ever, Rickey?!
My frustration has nothing to do with the quality of Lee's voice - I seriously couldn't hear him! I won't debate whether or not he was in tune or not because, to me, it isn't an issue. I enjoy his music and like his voice. If he had sung any on the three songs with the type of arrangements he used all season, I think I would have liked them. He's been more acoustic and "folky" all season and tonight he had and entire stage band/orchestra backing him - just not him. Just his voice and his guitar and a few backing vocals or musicians would have worked beautifully.
Carol, the truth is Lee has *always* sounded that bad. Except last week. You're just now realizing the emperor has no clothes. I haven't watched Crystal yet. For Lee, who I think *will* win: none of these were "winning" performances. He returned to being out of tune and dull.